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Two person die in Arunachal Pradesh flash flood

Flash flood triggered by incessant rain in the past two days hit several districts of Arunachal Pradesh and two persons died in incidents related to it on Friday.

The flood has washed away a key bridge and caused water-logging in roads, inundation of agricultural land and massive erosion in several districts such as West Siang, Siang and East Siang.Two persons were washed away in the swollen Ego river in Lepa Rada district.The number of people who died due to flood-related incidents and landslides in the North-eastern state since June is now 12.

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Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who is currently under home isolation in New Delhi after testing positive for COVID- 19, expressed grief over the reported loss of lives and properties.Khandu said that he is in constant touch with the administration of the affected districts.The state government is assessing the magnitude of damage to public and private properties.

A bridge on the Ego, which connects Likabali with Lepa Rada district, has been washed away by the gushing river water. The district administration has appealed to people to avoid the Likabali-Aalo road till an alternative is put in place.

The Aalo-Pangin road which is considered as the lifeline for the people of West Siang, East Siang, Siang, Lower Siang and Lepa Rada districts, is blocked at several points because of erosion.The Sipu and Yomgo rivers in West Siang district are in spate.

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